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Newsletter March 2017

"O Guru
Thou didst lift me
out of the land of bewilderment
into the paradise of peace.
My slumber of sorrow is ended,
and I am awake in joy.
Dissolving forever our finitude,
together we shall merge
in the Infinite Life 

By Paramahansa Yogananda 

Excerpt from the Poem: My Guru Sri Yukteswar" Whispers from Eternity,
Page 128.

Greetings!

This month our special events include two special commemorative services, a potluck social where opportunities to serve our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, through volunteering on one of the Center's service teams will be explained, a guided long meditation, and a General Membership Meeting. Details concerning these special events as well as our regular services are provided below.

We are happy to report that the installation of new flooring materials in the main stairwell has been completed.  

If you are an active member of the Center and did not respond to the Nominating Committee's email asking if you would like to serve in an elected position, please be aware that this month you will receive a follow-up phone call from the Nominating Committee.  Thank you for your continuing support of the Center through your time commitments, financial contributions and prayers.

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In Divine Friendship,
Rick Ludwick
Coordinator

Paramahansa Yogananda Mahasamadhi Commemoration, Tuesday, March 7th 

We will commemorate the Mahasamadhi of our Beloved Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, on Tuesday, March 7th, from 7:30-9:00 pm.  Please bring a flower and a donation in an envelope as symbols of your loyalty and devotion to the SRF line of Gurus.  Extra flowers and envelopes are available in the lobby on a donation basis.  All who can attend with reverence and devotion are welcome.

Swami Sri Yukteswar Mahasamadhi Commemoration, Thursday, March 9th

We will commemorate the Mahasamadhi of Swami Sri Yukteswar, on Thursday, March 9th, from 7:30-9:00 pm.  Please bring a flower and a donation in an envelope as symbols of your loyalty and devotion to the SRF line of Gurus.  Extra flowers and envelopes are available in the lobby on a donation basis.  All who can attend with reverence and devotion are welcome.

Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, March 12th

Please remember to set your clocks ONE HOUR FORWARD on Saturday night, March 11th, as Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 12th.

Come and See Event and Potluck Social, Sunday, March 12th

We will have a Come and See Event on this Sunday together with our Potluck Social. Many of our Service Teams need additional volunteers and this is a perfect opportunity to talk with the Chairs of each team and see how you can help serve Master and his work, which increases your attunement with Master!  We will also spend time sharing in divine fellowship with fellow devotees.  Please bring a vegetarian dish, fruit juice or dessert if you plan to attend.  All are welcome.

 General Membership Meeting, Sunday, March 26th

We will hold a short General Membership Meeting immediately after the Reading Service.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Service Readings This Month

March 5:   Vol: 3 # 10 : "Follow The Path of the Great Ones"

March 12: Vol: 3 # 11: "Seek God thru Kriya Yoga"

March 19: Vol: 3 # 12: "How to Get Along with Others"  

March 26 : Vol: 3 # 14: "In God is All Happiness"

Long Meditations This Month

We will hold a 5-hour guided meditation on Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition, we will have 3-hour meditations every Sunday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm except March 5th, when we will have our 3-hour meditation with Kirtan from 6:00-9:30 pm.  All are welcome.

The Caring Friends Team

The "Caring Friends Team" provides support and outreach to members who are experiencing illness, hardships and personal crisis.  For more information please contact: 
Stacey Hawkins or call her at  301-395-9541.

MARCH 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sundays

Meditation Service: 10:00-10:50 am
Reading Service: 11:00 am - Noon
3-Hour Meditation 6:00-9:00 pm

Sunday, 
March 5

3-hour Meditation with Kirtan
6:00-9:30 pm

Sunday,
March 12


"Come & See Event" and Potluck Social after services
Sunday,
March 26

Short Membership Meeting after services light refreshments provided
Tuesday

Tuesday,
March 7



Paramahansa Yogananda Mahasamadhi Commemorative Service, 7:30-9:00 pm.
Thursdays

Lessons Study Group: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Inspirational Service: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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Thursday,
March 9

Swami Sri Yukteswar Mahasamadhi Commemorative Service, 7:30-9:00 pm


Saturdays



Saturday,
March 26

5-hour Guided Meditation 10:00-3:00 pm.

 
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Washington DC Center of Self-Realization Fellowship
4911 Niagara Rd. College Park, Md 20740
Phone: 301-345-4172
SRF Website www.yogananda-srf.org